If you are looking for a team you can entrust to build your dream home with integrity, stellar communication, and the utmost care, Palo Santo Designs is that team. They met all our expectations for a sustainable home that is comfortable and full of personal touches. Our wishes for functional, interesting spaces have been realized at the same time structural demands were satisfied. Their team navigated both the city and the HOA with expertise that truly made for a smooth process. We love living in our new home and know Palo Santo Designs will continue to be there for us.
Owner of a Palo Santo Home
[...] I live on the east coast and over the years, have never been able to find the right fit with a contractor/designer where I’d feel comfortable having something built while living so far away. I wanted quality design and construction, someone that was environmentally conscious, and most of all someone I felt I could trust. About a year ago, I was looking at house designs in New Mexico on houzz and came across Palo Santo’s work [....] So, I reached out to Mark regarding the possibility of building something on the land I owned. We traded ideas and sketches for several months via emails and phone calls. We met in person during a trip to New Mexico and I knew these were the right guys to work with. They have great ideas, were very responsive, and delivered an on-time and on-budget project that exceeded my expectations!
Owner of a Palo Santo Home
Palo Santo built our house starting in the Summer of 2014. The ten month process was great. Their work was very efficient (project took less than a year), well crafted, and we were able to stay on budget. We had a great relationship with the builders and where able to voice concerns when needed and response was quick. The best part is the finished product…we have a beautiful home to raise our children, entertain our friends, and enjoy the sun rise and set. The house is beautiful. I highly recommend using Palo Santo.
Owner of a Palo Santo Home
Working with Palo Santo Designs has been an absolute delight. They are committed stewards of the planet and they demonstrate that in their everyday actions as builders of sustainable homes of the highest quality. The partners and staff are young and energetic, yet have enough solid experience where one can rely on their being well versed and experienced in the craft of building construction. As architects, we relish the opportunity for a long and sustained collaboration.
In 2011 my partner and suffered a house fire and lost our home and all of our belongings. It was a very delicate time for us and therefore it was extremely important to find a contractor that not only did good work but was compassionate and grounded. I feel like we hit the jackpot with Palo Santo! Their craftsmanship and attention to detail is near perfection. Their professional yet warm communication made them so easy to work with. Our passive solar home is so efficient, it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We love our beautiful new home! Thank you Palo Santo!
Working with Mark and his expert team was a great experience. Our project was complete when he said it would be even inspite of all my changes. The finished product was beautiful and we couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend Palo Santo to anyone contemplating a remodel or building from scratch.
The team at Palo Santo Designs LLC pursues their work in a highly professional and disciplined manner; well organized and rigorous in their planning and budgeting. Their communications are thoughtful and precisely articulated. And the quality of their work has brought lasting economic and aesthetic value to the homeowners, and to the greater development.
President and Founder of Commonwealth Conservancy & Galisteo Basin Preserve
I give Palo Santo Designs LLC the highest endorsement. As an interior designer, I have worked with many contractors/ builders through the years, and they are top notch in every way. They bring the highest level of communication, integrity, resourcefulness, attention to detail, oversight, respect for budget and ‘the team’, and collaboration to a project. They have a “can do” approach. They have dealt with sometimes difficult situations with grace and aplomb. That they apply an emphasis on green and sustainable products and practices earns yet even more respect.
As a project management executive for a large corporation, I am pleased to say that the management of our home construction project by Palo Santo Designs exceeded our expectations. We are thrilled to be moving into our beautifully crafted green home a full five weeks ahead of schedule and on budget!
Owner of an award winning LEED® Platinum Palo Santo Home
Palo Santo Designs did the remodel on my Santa Fe Stamm. Mark, his team, and subcontractors, did a really great job and I’m very pleased with the outcome. My realtor, who has worked in Santa Fe for over 20 years, said it was the nicest remodel of a Stamm that he’s seen!
Owner of a Palo Santo Renovated Home
Palo Santo Designs’ efforts exceeded our expectations. The company’s standard of transparent communication throughout the project gained our trust and respect. And we felt that they treated our home as carefully as they would treat their own.
Owners of an award winning LEED® Platinum Palo Santo Home
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